Monday, April 19, 2010

5 x 0 = 0

One of the most memorable lines from my mother's visit to Paris came from my husband's mouth. My mother was reading out-loud from one of those pregnancy books looking for facts to back her apartment remodeling agenda.  "Ahh ha!" she cried, "Here it says that a woman's nesting instinct is multiplied by a five during pregnancy. Mary, are you sure that you don't want to sort through the junk in the living room closet? Mathematically speaking you should be jumping at the chance!".

To this my dear husband says, "Yes Debbie, but five times zero still equals zero!"

It is true, for the time being I do not feel the slightest increase in desire to scrub our apartment with a toothbrush, alphabetize our piles of magazines or sort through my sock drawer. Maybe that will kick in later. If I play my cards right, it will kick in when I am too big to move and can simply art direct from the comfort of my couch.

While I have not felt the urge to clean I have had a very strong desire to create... stuffed animals out of old shrunken sweaters to be specific. That must mean something! Here is a picture of an octopus, an owl and a robot that I recently finished.


Nica said...

i love it- im a zero too! these are so cute- im sure the baby won't mind the clutter when you have these!! id love to grab a hot chocolate or something with you sometime and catch up and see your baby bump- let me know...

Anonymous said...

this blog seems like you are just very chuffed with your lot and you just wana show off. (and yes, of course im jealous).

Madame Bouron said...

Nica! Let's have coffee when I get back from Seattle in May. Barring any more volcanic drama I should be leaving Paris this Friday :)

Anonymous! I had to look up the word chuffed....Chuffed = Pleased. So British! I love it! Will try to integrate it in to my vocabulary this week. I'll let you know how that goes.